TV Ratings: Steady 'Bates Motel' Doesn't Lift 'Those Who Kill' Launch

A&E's big 2013 drama play is back, ever-so-slightly improved with 3.1 million viewers, while the Chloe Sevigny starrer premieres half of the crowd.
"Bates Motel" and "Those Who Kill"

The return of Bates Motel marked a series high for the A&E drama -- albeit by only a few thousand viewers. With an average 3.07 million viewers at 9 p.m., the show was up from its 3.04 million last year.

That lead-in did not do much for Those Who Kill. The new series, starring Chloe Sevigny, averaged 1.4 million viewers. That's less than half of its network neighbor.

Looking at the demos, Bates was also even in the demo, averaging 1.6 million adults 18-49. Those Who Kill notched a 0.5 rating.